SAM Lights at Olympic Sculpture Park

The Seattle Art Museum hosted a huge community party at the Olympic Sculpture Park last week. I had the pleasure of being one of the official photographers, along with my talented colleague Robert Wade. Even though it was raining, thousands of people showed up to enjoy the festive lights, music and art.  

 It was a festive, beautiful night as the Seattle Art Museum lit up the Olympic Sculpture Park with paper lanterns.

It was a festive, beautiful night as the Seattle Art Museum lit up the Olympic Sculpture Park with paper lanterns.

 The rain didn't keep thousands of Seattleites away!

The rain didn't keep thousands of Seattleites away!

 Art-making inside the Paccar Pavilion.

Art-making inside the Paccar Pavilion.

 Playing with shadow puppets.

Playing with shadow puppets.

 Banging the neon drum.

Banging the neon drum.

 The  D20 Brass Band  plays  nerd-funk music from video games, movies, and television and whips it up into a funky groove reminiscent of old school classics.

The D20 Brass Band plays nerd-funk music from video games, movies, and television and whips it up into a funky groove reminiscent of old school classics.

 This duo gets the award for sporting the cutest rain gear in town.

This duo gets the award for sporting the cutest rain gear in town.

 These ladies were more colorful than a Xmas tree!

These ladies were more colorful than a Xmas tree!

 Singer  Lydia Ramsey  belting out a tune. Her songs convey the wildness of the Northwest and are steeped in the fingerpick-guitar rudiments of folk music. 

Singer Lydia Ramsey belting out a tune. Her songs convey the wildness of the Northwest and are steeped in the fingerpick-guitar rudiments of folk music. 

 Procession through the Olympic Sculpture Park.

Procession through the Olympic Sculpture Park.

 The Paccar Pavilion looked even more spectacular than usual with the lively crowds and glowing lights. 

The Paccar Pavilion looked even more spectacular than usual with the lively crowds and glowing lights.